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Author: Cristina T. Chaplain
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: requirements, acquisition, practices, system, space, commercial, department, defense, briefing
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927815
ISBN-13: 9781437927818

The DoD has had long-standing difficulties developing and delivering space systems on time and within budget. Attempts to reform DoD space acquisitions in the past have sought to leverage commercial approaches or rely more on the commercial sector to meet DoD needs. This report examined the following questions: (1) What are the differences between commercial and national security space system missions, requirements, and technology development? (2) What acquisition practices adopted by commercial cożs. could be used for national security space system acquisitions? (3) Which acquisition practic

Author: William Schneider
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: benefits, defense, systems, schedule, cost, commercial, gaining, buying
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437917232
ISBN-13: 9781437917239

Offers important considerations for the DoD for acquisition of commercial systems. Purchasing commercial or other government off-the-shelf and commercial- or foreign-derivative systems presents a significant opportunity to DoD. The challenge is to reap the advantages such as predictable and lower costs, short realization schedules, low risk and demonstrated performance, without the missed benefits than previous attempts have experienced. This study cites a number of issues related to the certification and qualification of commercial technologies to meet military requirements. The report makes

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: commercial, space, challenges, faa, congressional, testimony, oversight, presents, transportation, development, launch, industry, safety
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2010-04
ISBN-10: 1437926428
ISBN-13: 9781437926422

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oversight, federal, international, competitiveness, hearing, congressional, affecting, issues, transportation, space, industry, trends, key, commercial
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437985483
ISBN-13: 9781437985481

The commercial space launch industry has evolved and moved further toward space tourism. Commercial space tourism promises to make human space travel available to the public for the first time. In addition, NASA plans to use private companies to transport cargo, and eventually personnel, to the International Space Station after NASA retires the space shuttle later in 2011. The FAA oversees the safety of commercial space launches, licensing and monitoring the safety of such launches and of commercial spaceports, and promotes the industry. This testimony addresses: (1) recent industry trends; (2

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: drivers, conditions, medical, certification, commercial, serious
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437908403
ISBN-13: 9781437908404

Millions of drivers hold commercial driver licenses (CDL), allowing them to operate commercial vehicles. The Dept. of Transportation (DoT) established regulations requiring medical examiners to certify that these drivers are medically fit to operate their vehicles and provides oversight of their implementation. Little is known on the extent to which individuals with serious medical conditions hold CDLs. This report: (1) examines the extent to which individuals holding a current CDL have serious medical conditions; and (2) provides examples of commercial drivers with medical conditions that sho

Authors: Laura H. Baldwin, John A. Ausink, Nancy Nicosia
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: measurement, management, approaches, procurement, force, service, air
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833037145
ISBN-13: 9780833037145

This research is based on a series of interviews with commercial sector purchasing professionals who are respected by their peers for their successful creation and implementation of what are widely accepted as best purchasing and supply management practices, particularly in the area of service acquisitions. The authors also examine such practices through conference participation and a review of the business literature. They find that commercial firms rely on results-oriented metrics that focus on how acquisition activities support corporate objectives to manage their service acquisition activi

Author: Office Of The Under Secretary Of Defense For Acqui
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: commercial, property, intellectual, negotiating, companies, solutions, waters, navigating, issues
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 1428980776
ISBN-13: 9781428980778
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